Well it’s like when two kids try and get their parents back together again after a particularly nasty split, they tell the two offending parents to meet in so and so restaurant but neither knows they’re are meeting the other, they meet and it all goes pear shaped.
It wasn’t the kids fault, they tried their best, it was the grown ups, they should have tried harder, and that my friends was what went down here on Le Grove yesterday, one backs down and the other has to leave with a comment, well that doesn’t solve Jack shit does it? So today, let’s all start again and no barbed comments, today we introduce the ‘sin bin’ like they do in rugby, no exceptions, we have to protect the majority and a few people having a dig makes it unpleasant for the others, so no favouritism, no exceptions, let’s all make an effort, I will begin by saying that I won’t talk politics. The rest is up to you.
Onto football, it seems that Eduardo has a slight hamstring problem but that’s to be expected as he’s been out for so long, so please don’t get bent out of shape, that’s what happens, he’ll be back soon.
Ashavin will be making his debut against the black Cats, I was going to say black bastards but as Roy keane has since left, I don’t hate them so much any more so black cats will do. I just hope that he doesn’t leave it until the last 20 minutes before we see him, we know what Eboue’s like, we’ve seen more than enough of him, so let’s see the player you have paid £15 million for boss, that’s why you bought him, give us a lift, you did that with Eduardo and it paid off, so let’s see him for 90 miinutes, he may well need it.
We are apparently after new French teen sensation Mamadou Sakho, he’s a 17 year old defender and we’ll be paying £4.5 million for him, well please Arsene, don’t.
He may well be the next Jack Charlton, but he might not and we have too many French players at Arsenal now and I think we’ll end up losing the backbone of the squad if we don’t watch it. Also how many of these starlets ever make it, and how much does buying them and paying their huge wages stop us signing the ready made stars, such as YaYa and co?
We already have Djourou, Nordveit and Bartlett all young hopefuls, Djourou’s good enough but he doesn’t get played, the other two are a few years off.
Look at those we’ve had and have failed, Grondin, Aliadiere, Traore, Senderos, Diawara and those we have in the stiffs such as Gilles Sunu and Coquelin, how many of these guys ever make it, I look at our academy and our reserves and see how many players we have and how many of them are nothing special and think blimey, we could get rid of half of them and it would do us no harm at all.
I mean we signed Senderos when all the top teams wanted him and even after waiting years to see him be ‘that’ centre back, he never made it, how disappointing.
We hardly ever play reserve games anyway, so it doesn’t really develop them, I reckon if we got shot of 8 of them we wouldn’t be any worse of in the squads, and maybe doing it would fund the world class centre back we need and the midfield monster we could do with.
If our kids were that good we would be dominating the FA Youth cups, but we don’t, I think the last time we won it was when Sidwell was captain (2002) and the only player that progressed from it was Cole, I could be wrong but is that worth all the money? And then the little scrote buggered off to Chelsea (no phone pun intended).
Okay we are in with a shout this year if we beat the spuds but how many of them will progress to the big boys team? when you think of all the support staff we need to run these teams and the money they cost I wonder what the point is.
Baptista even said that Arsenals weakness is it’s kids, he says we don’t blend it with the right amount of grown ups, so maybe there’s a point there somewhere.
A final comment goes to our Togo warrior, who on a you tube clip explained all of his tattoos, a few were about god and all that, but there were none that did anything to stop him getting offside or help him be a team player but the funniest one, sums him up, he said
‘I’m from Togo, in Africa so that’s why I have a Tiger’
Someone needs to explain to him you don’t actually have Tigers in Africa, that’s Asia and Siberia, they can explain that to you when they are explaining the offside rule, you still have two weeks before you come back, who knows eh! I know, I know, there’s more chance of finding Tigers in Togo than you staying onside!
So finally a big thanks to Gnarley for sending in a clip for ‘Shirty the slightly aggressive bear’, if he can change then so can you, you know who you are, there’s nothing wrong with you and I know you only get wound up because others bait you, so please, take a leaf out of Shirty’s book, if he can go a day without tearing bits off of people, then so can you, so no retorts, or it’s the sin bin, and please no competitions to see who can get in there first, we don’t want to lose any more of you fine folk.
And by the time you read this, I’ll be on the golf course so won’t be policing, that will be Pedro, and you know what he’s like, he isn’t as placid as me.
Poll Update (Pedro)
Will Alex Song make the grade at Arsenal?
Now, that result will please Geoff, but it also pleases me who now sits on the fence with regards to his development. I can’t imagine that split would have been so close 6 months ago… so it shows progression.
Happy Friday… let the jokes roll…